September 30, 2012 by Julia

I love fall, and I want to eat or drink every pumpkin-themed edible that I see advertised. HELLO – Pumpkin Granola Oatmeal??? Pumpkin Frozen Yogurt? Pumpkin Whoopie Pie? Pumpkin Spice Pancakes? Pump, pump, pump it up! America is like a broken record, currently stuck on pumpkin.

Let’s not forget the now-ubiquitous Pumpkin Spice Latte, which I believe is currently available at your local EVERYWHERE. Starbucks must be muttering under its breath, trying not to look too peeved.

This kind of sums up the current culture of fall, in highly offensive and hilarious writing:


Has it always been like this? I remember the days when…oh, whatever. I can’t really complain about the Fall Festivities Bandwagon, because I am driving the bandwagon, and the bandwagon in this case is like a hayride through a pumpkin patch, and my kids are playing in the hay, and I’m really happy, and looking forward to eating my next pumpkin baked good next to my cinnamon pumpkin candle.

I suppose the point I’m trying to make is: every year this pumpkin craze seems to get more out of control, and I want to make fun of it, yet still be part of it. (The same goes for embarrassing dancing in public.) But it’s okay to like something that everyone else likes. Take, for instance, The Beatles. Or Harry Potter. Or The Cheesecake Factory. If the masses like something, that doesn’t necessarily make it bad. Pumpkin tastes and looks and smells awesome. Once in a while, the general population gets it right. And we are right about pumpkins.

And now for some adorable pics of my kids at our nearest fall festival!

We have our little hiccups, even on the most perfect of fall days.

But really, it was a lovely time.

Embrace the pumpkin. You won’t regret it. (Unless you spend $6.00 on a pumpkin spice latte every day.)


6 thoughts on “Pumpkinpalooza

  1. They are just too adorable. You know I’ve never had a pumpkin spiced latte? I’m really tempted but I’m scared I’ll get hooked.

    • Julia says:

      Thanks, Jen! Yesterday a friend commented to me about your comment here – “Did you see that there is someone who has NEVER had a pumpkin spice latte?!?” Lol.They are a phenomenom, and yeah, you’d probably get hooked. :p

  2. Lisa says:

    Love it, Julie! I LOVE pumpkin everything, too! I love it so much that I don’t reserve it for fall…I have pumpkin decor and colors around the house year round. I even had Drew paint me a painting of pumpkins for the kitchen =)). Your kiddos are looking so adorable!! Love the pictures =).

  3. Lisa says:

    Looks like that McSweeny blog is HILARIOUS.

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